Surf’s Up! Honolulu’s South Swell

Today's Southern Swell

The waves were pumping this weekend. I was lucky enough to find some time to capture these images of the raging surf that brought happy surfers to the beach. The waves attract not only surfers but also adventurous and casual photographers as well as curious onlookers. The large waves are not recommended to anyone who does not have experience with these type of conditions. Honolulu life guards spend quite some time warning and rescuing people. The safest spot to be is on shore and watching the surf from a distance. It also helps if you have a decent camera with a good telephoto lens. The day I shot this the only cameras I had were my 8 megapixel Canon S5 iS Super Zoom and my iPod Touch. The photos in this set were taken with the Canon.

Big Waves at Sunrise

Gotta love the sunrise light of this shot.

Surf's Up! South Swell Honolulu

The waves seem to come in sets that create layers.

Surf's Up! South Swell Honolulu

Today's Southern Swell

Surf's Up! South Swell Honolulu

The southerly wave action creates quite a salt spray that corrodes a lot of things over time.

Surf's Up! South Swell Honolulu

The sunrise light is one of the best times to take these surf shots.

https://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=1811922554

All of the published photos stream on this embedded Flickr slideshow. I have not only the waves, but also some of the people watching and photographing the event, as well as some sunrise shots. All photos were taken by Mel on September 14, 2014.

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